Celebrating extraordinary trailblazers in endurance sport, Ingrid Walters, 47, an actress and elite marathon runner, chats to us about getting faster with age, running through breast cancer and the need for better representation of black, Asian and mixed race female athletes in endurance sport.
Vegan runner, Ruth Farnell, 58, decided to take on 12 marathons in 12 months in 2019.
Her goal? Just to see if she could do it and to explore the world she lived in through her races.
Here she talks about mental resilience and what she learned, plus nutrition as a vegan runner - and beating her PB.
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Nowadays, it's common for women to be running marathons and beyond - and posting impressive times.
So what happens when you fall pregnant and you want to keep running? And what about post pregnancy performance?
We chat to inspiring marathon runner and mum of one, Gill Bland, 36 whose PB before she had her son was 2.53.25 and no stands at 3.10 about attitudes towards running when pregnant and wanting to compete after having a baby, and how she has done so safely.
You can follow her on Twitter @billbla or IG @blandontherun or her website.http://www.blandontherun.com
Josephine first started learning about performance psychology after competing in Ironman Melbourne in 2013. It was a really windy day with huge waves. Having only trained in a 20 m London pool, it was a shock. But the commentators words stayed with her and now influence how she works with her clients.
He said: “you can’t control the conditions. What you can control is the way you choose to react to them.”
So can you change your performance simply be choosing how you decide to think about it? This and more we discuss in this week's podcast.
For more details of her work visit her website Performance in Mind
We all know sleeping and eating the right things are the best way to recover from exercise, and for life in general to ensure good health and performance.
But there are clever hacks that you can do throughout the day that will help you ensure good sleep recovery strategy. Getting good quality sleep, starts during the day.
Want to know more? Listen to our podcast with Tiina Hoffman, who who has worked at the University of Alaska as a Nordic skiing coach and at the Research Institute for Olympic Sports in Finland and is now a wellness expert with the heart rate variability technology, Firstbeat.
Whether you're a pro athlete or not, juggling motherhood and a training schedule that involves not just running but cycling and swimming takes some doing.
And if you want tips on staying mentally strong, then this is the lady Canyon sponsored, Daniela, who can provide the answers. Last year, she beat UK favourite, Lucy Charles to the finish line at Challenge Roth, taking the lead and having to hold it with Lucy on her shoulder for 8km!
Knowing how and when to eat, when to get a cat nap or what to wear on any ultra race is difficult. But imagine what it's like when you have no idea long you'll have to run for.
This is what Katie Wright faced when she took on the Backyard Relaps event in New Zealand, eventually running 201km in 30 hours to be the last one standing.
We chat nutrition, mental strategy and how to cope with menstruation when taking on a long endurance race.
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We all face difficulties when training or coming back from injury. But Lou Read, 36, a lawyer and mum of two from Nottinghamshire shares how a stroke last October left her in Locked in syndrome, unable to speak or move.
Once a sub 20 minute park runner with a London Marathon championship place, she was worried she'd never run again. Over eight months later, she's now back running a sub 24 minute park run and working back to running London in 2020.
In 2019, Jenny Spink, 37 won the Manchester Marathon after many years of working towards a personal best.
Here she chats about what inspires her to keep running and the training tips that lead to her success.
In episode one of Girls Run the World Inspiration strand, we chat to Julia Davis just a week after she won the SDW50, the same weekend that her dad went sub 3 hours at the Manchester Marathon, aged 60.
We discuss how much setting challenges, as a woman comes from a place of confidence, the freedom of running your own race and how to deal with the race day gremlins.